Nvidia planning own brand high end tablet -

Nvidia is reportedly planning to launch an own-brand high end tablet based on the upcoming Tegra 5 chip, codenamed Logan.

The new chip is expected to show up in the first quarter of 2014 and Nvidia's tablet could be the first device to use it. Nvidia took the same approach with the Tegra 4, which ended up in the Shield console.

Fudzilla's Fudo Abazovic has been hearing from sources based in Europe that the tablet will go ahead with NV branding, like its foray into experimental PC-streaming, the Shield.

It's expected parts of the EU will be included at launch, unlike the Shield which popped up in the US and Canada.

Fudz heard that Nvidia plans to expand its hardware operations in Europe.

Nvidia has managed to get its chips under the bonnet of some tablets, so it is curious that it feels it necessary to experiment with tablet hardware. However, Tegra 4 was delayed and it does not appear to have many tablet design wins at this point, which may explain Nvidia's tablet push.

Nvidia is also working on a small tablet or phablet, which was leaked on a benchmark site last week.